For the longest time I was able to function on 6-8 hours of sleep without any real problem. I could even do some exercise in that time and be fine.
Nowadays, at 28 y.o., I have my nutrition fairly dialed in (still working on the finer points of it) and am making great strength gains while leaning out slowly.
I lift 3 times per week M,W,F following the Waterbury Method (Chad’s programs give me the best gains) and on top of that T, Th I do 1-2 hours of grappling training and 1 hour of Krav Maga. Friday nights I do an hour and a half of Ice Hockey, only pickup, not really competitive.
In addition I work full time and am taking University of Phoenix classes online at a full load. Now onto the problem.
I can’t seem to wake up before I get 11-12 hours of sleep anymore. Is this normal for the amount of activity I’m doing at the levels I’m doing it at? I’m starting to get concerned because it seems like I’m requiring too much sleep. However I feel awesome once I do wake up and feel better than I have in the past 8 years.
*EDIT: Forgot to mention that the problem really lies in that I can’t fall asleep after being up only 12-13 hours, so my daily schedule is getting fubared as I wake up later each successive day.